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soccerstargt17
01-21-2009, 06:18 PM
I want to buy a set of 17" or 18" rims for my A4. I only want the rims for the looks because my car is lowered on the stock 15" rims and i'm not liking the look. I'm not planning on using these rims on the track nor do i care how much they weigh.

Anyone got any good suggestions of which brand/model rims to get?
Should i buy used rims?

speedydragon
01-21-2009, 06:20 PM
used rims are usually a good deal. There's a guy selling Fat Fives in the Norcal Forum, you should check it out. If you want new rims foor a good price, Flik Justices are pretty lightweight and worth the money.

Seerlah
01-21-2009, 06:25 PM
I check the AZ classifieds periodically as there are constantly great deals. If you are going for purely cosmetics, then get 18" wheels (lightweight is always better. there is actually a GB for OZ wheels currently in the GB section). When I get my wheels (hopefully this summer), I will check AZ classifieds like a hawk waiting for a nice set to come along.

On a side note, the ones I really want are $2,200+shipping.<<<<<Not going to happen anytime soon.

Stone825
01-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Alloys-R-Us (you can get some RS4 or R8 reps which I really like even though some say the RS4 reps are played out).

NorCal1.8T
01-21-2009, 06:31 PM
you can buy my b5 s4 avus rims, 5 of them for $550! Graphite with silver caps, check the norcal classifieds!

big_greasy_taco
01-21-2009, 06:31 PM
Ive got a set of OEM 17" Celebrations for sale, PM me if you interested

akielb
01-21-2009, 06:37 PM
I usually watch Discount Tire's ebay site since that is where they sell the returned wheels that people decided on not getting.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Discount-Tire-Direct_Clearance-Items_W0QQ_fsubZ13590157QQ_sidZ8052644?_nkw=5x112&submit=Search&LH_TitleDesc=1


Picked up my 17's and a set of barley used Yokahama Avid H4S's for under $500. Nothing on there right now, but always worth it to keep checking back.

soccerstargt17
01-21-2009, 06:38 PM
Alloys-R-Us (you can get some RS4 or R8 reps which I really like even though some say the RS4 reps are played out).

Do they have a website? I tried searching google and nothing came up. How much do the RS4 ones run for?

akielb
01-21-2009, 06:41 PM
Alloy-R-Us (http://www.audizine.com/forum/member.php?u=30570)

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=249772

soccerstargt17
01-21-2009, 06:56 PM
^^ I really like those RS4 reps, their beautiful. Does anyone have any pics with them installed on a silver B5?

soccerstargt17
01-21-2009, 07:05 PM
Found this set on craigslist.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/pts/996994272.html

Its really cheap. Anyone heard of the company or know anything about the rims?

akielb
01-21-2009, 07:14 PM
TT=5x100 I think and we're 5x112 so be careful

revbjeff
01-21-2009, 07:17 PM
^^^ That's what I was thinking but these are multi-pattern wheels to they maybe 100 and 112

soccerstargt17
01-21-2009, 07:18 PM
does anyone know anything about the brand? i don't want to buy rims that are going to break on me.

akielb
01-21-2009, 07:24 PM
Drift Z 520S Prodrift

http://www.drifzwheels.com/wheels.htm

$193 each at this site also says bolt pattern is 5x100 and 5x114.3 so no go for the A4 (http://www.eastcoasttires.com/wheelbrands/Drifz/Prodrift-with-Silver-Finish/8362.html)

25lbs each

eakrob
01-21-2009, 07:55 PM
Check Ebay.

SykoraA4
01-21-2009, 08:26 PM
also check the vw and audi classifieds on vortex, i picked up a set of used 18 in flick artics last winter for 125 for all 4. just keep your eyes open and dont mind waiting a bit, youll find something youll really like for a good price. also if they happen to be 5x110 or 5x114, you can probably get away with wobble bolts

NorCal1.8T
01-21-2009, 08:36 PM
in your sig it says "sport clutch"? i didnt know there was a sport and non-sport clutch.

McGovs2.7TB5
01-22-2009, 06:56 AM
Edgeracing.com

pipe7284
01-22-2009, 08:15 AM
I want to buy a set of 17" or 18" rims for my A4. I only want the rims for the looks because my car is lowered on the stock 15" rims and i'm not liking the look. I'm not planning on using these rims on the track nor do i care how much they weigh.

Anyone got any good suggestions of which brand/model rims to get?
Should i buy used rims?


buy mine!!!!

http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/editproduct.php?resell=6690


shoot me a pm if interested.

akielb
01-22-2009, 09:16 AM
^Fail
http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=6690&cat=all

mike-2ptzero
01-22-2009, 09:20 AM
I have a set of 17x8 that have been sitting in my garage for a few years.


here you go (http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/1346/dsc00003-s.jpg)

Militant-Grunt
01-22-2009, 10:02 AM
you can buy my b5 s4 avus rims, 5 of them for $550! Graphite with silver caps, check the norcal classifieds!

Decent deal, id go for avus if I were you just because they can clear bigger calipers. That and its a stupidly strong wheel, I got 5 for 300. =D, with tires.

RSMESS
01-22-2009, 10:21 AM
what about ASAs?

Kyle H
01-22-2009, 10:46 AM
Flik Justices are pretty lightweight and worth the money.

my justices are heavy as hell.


FLIK FTD's are where it's at. 18lbs, $100/each.